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Nov 13, 2019

What’s Up with the Police Lawsuit Involving the ComPol?

The case involving President of the Police Association Corporal Eldon Arzu will proceed in the Supreme Court in February 2020, but does he have a strong case to present to the court?  On Tuesday, attorney Nazira Myles made a submission on her client’s behalf seeking relief from sanctions and an extension of time to allow for more evidence to be submitted.  The matter involves Commissioner of Police Chester Williams.  This evening, ComPol Williams told the media that while one aspect of the case has been set aside, when the matter is heard in February it will be found that as commissioner he was well within his office to transfer Corporal Arzu.

 

Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“The beauty of our country is that we live in a country of democracy. Anyone who is aggrieved by certain things, especially when it comes to the rights, section twenty of our constitution clearly states that any person who believe that his rights has been or is about to be violated can approach the Supreme Court and seek redress. He believes that the commissioner infringed on his rights, then he has a right to go to the court and I hold no qualms with him over that; that’s his right. But again, yesterday the application was one where he was applying for relief from sanction and that application was denied; he failed that application. So the only matter now before the court to be tried is whether or not the commissioner had authority to transfer him the way it was done. And I am confident when that time comes, the answer will be yes.”


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